Staging your home for sale is the most misunderstood process in home selling. Staging is all about creating the right atmosphere in the home, one which invites potential buyers to linger, and ultimately to see themselves living there.
When creating the right scene, it’s just as important to know what NOT to when staging the home.
1. Neglecting the Deep Clean – A clean and fresh home is the very first step. If the home smells like last night’s dinner and there is cat hair in the corners, regardless of what else you do, it’s not going to sell.
2. Leaving the Clutter – Of course you’re still living in the home, but it shouldn’t necessarily look like it.
3. Keeping Personal Photos In View – Again, the goal is to create a blank canvass on which the buyers can imagine their own belongings.
4. Bright Colors – You might enjoy the purple wall and orange carpet, but your buyers will find them distracting. Neutral accents are always better.
5. Over Accessorizing –Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Too many candles, throw pillows or furniture will just distract attention.
What is the impact staging your home have on getting top dollar for your home?
These stats from the National Association of Realtors profile on home staging show that staged homes sell for more money and sell faster:
- 40% of staged homes sold for between 1-20% more than un-staged homes,
- 50% of staged homes sold faster than homes that were not staged,
- Only 8% of Realtors pay for staging their client’s homes,
- 77% of buyers said it was easier to visualize themselves living in a staged home.
When you list your home with us we invest in hiring a professional stager who will help make your home shine.
If you’re thinking of selling your home in Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge or Lakewood and you want to find out how to best prepare your home to sell then give us a call. We’re happy to walk through your home and give you suggestions on how to prep your home to get top dollar.